Are you behind this door?

When you tell yourself or God, I don’t have to work on that issue because nobody knows about it. You are really saying…

I am content living in bondage.

After writing yesterday’s post, that’s the thought that popped into my mind. When we are unwilling to change a certain unhealthy behavior in our lives we often tell ourselves that if it doesn’t directly harm anyone then what’s the big deal.

Choosing to live our lives where hidden faults dictate our movements and choosing to conceal who we really are for fear that others might not approve is not freedom of choice…it’s stupid!

And, I can call it this because I used to be there. I have never felt more like a prisoner than when I lived like that. Christ invites each of us to live freely through a relationship with Him. When we choose fear over faith we chose captivity.

Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.
He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness,
and broke away their chains.
(Psalm 107: 13-14)

Today… I choose freedom!

8 thoughts on “Are you behind this door?

  1. Kandi

    Amen to that! I remember in my BC days when I was living in the bondage of abuse, I really thought I was fine because I didn't know any other way to live, that was until God got ahold of me. It is so hard to convince people to let go of the bondages, in some ways it is like a security blanket for them. Although we may not be directly hurting anyone with our unhealthy behavior, we are, we are hurting God because that is not the way He intended for us to live and that grieves Him, and we are hurting ourselves by living in that bondage.

    Blessings to you Eileen.

  2. Lisa

    I agree with what Kandi said. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. Jesus came so that we could be free; free from sin, free from our past, free from those things we allow to keep us in bondage. I love that scripture in Psalms – then they cried to the Lord. We cry out, He saves. Amen!

  3. Eileen

    Kandi, I love how you put it "bondage is like a security blanket" so true. But that false security will eventually disappoint us. So thankful for His truth!

    Lisa,Yes, this Psalm is one of my favorites. He has the power to break even those strongest chains that might be holding us prisoner!

  4. Phather Phil Malmstrom

    So well said Eileen… "When we choose fear over faith we chose captivity."

    God's Truth truly is the only real freedom we can have!

    Have a Blessed Day!

  5. Allison

    I do too! I don't want to live in bondage, even a secret one! I want to be free as He has intended for me to be!

  6. Tiffini

    pray for me…God knows and all of your words are Yes!:) and may your weekend be full of good things:)


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